tat·​ting | \ ˈta-tiŋ How to pronounce tatting (audio) \

Definition of tatting

1 : a delicate handmade lace formed usually by looping and knotting with a single cotton thread and a small shuttle
2 : the act or process of making tatting

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Illustration of tatting

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Examples of tatting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tit-for-tatting among sports humans will never stop. David Whitley, OrlandoSentinel.com, 10 Jan. 2018 Apart from dozens of artists exhibiting their art and demonstrating their process, there will be music live music, food and family friendly activities such as face painting, sidewalk chalk drawing and lace tatting. Denisse Salazar, Orange County Register, 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of tatting

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tatting

origin unknown

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The first known use of tatting was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Tatting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tatting. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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